The Castle of Europe on the Bosphorus
Sir Edward John Poynter Bt PRA RWS (1839-1919)
Source: The Studio 72 (October 1917): 92
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"The Castle of Europe on the Bosphoms is a study in light and shade which leaves nothing to be desired. The rugged grey steps, the brown roofs of the town, and the sunlighted foliage lead up to the castle keep and battlement, with its massive round tower in pleasant relief against a light-toned sky. As it stands in its security like " a strong man armed whose goods are at peace," it is the realization of the very spirit of this ancient stronghold, and it is an example of what good composition can do" (90).
Formatting and caption by George P. Landow.
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